Braves to open new park with exhibition against Yankees

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ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves' first game in their new ballpark will be against the New York Yankees - even though it'll only be an exhibition and won't be open to fans who aren't season ticket holders.

The Braves have announced plans to open their new SunTrust Park by playing an exhibition against the Yankees on March 31, 2017. It will close spring training.

The team says only full and partial season ticket holders will be able to attend the game.

The Braves are playing their final season in Turner Field. They are moving away from their downtown location about 12 miles north to suburban Cobb County.

The Braves say they plan other public events to give all fans a chance to see the park before opening day.